The 2007 'Live' Architecture Competition



Michl Sommer, Viktor Leurs & Cecilia Hendrikx

Michl Sommer, Viktor Leurs & Cecilia Hendrikx


Center of Metaphysical Techniques

Category Project Competition / Open to Students / Competition Result
Type International Architecture Project Competition
Genre Conceptual, Temporary-Structure
Country Calgary, Canada
RegDeadline 23 July 2007 GoogleCal iCal
23 July 2007
Eligibility All

Rupture, when considered an 'acting' force of change to something constant, an interruption occurs. When the 'rupted' first appears as such, the 'changed' establishes its complete origin and end. Thus, the 'pre-rupted' has the same knowledge, meaning and importance to that what is (or will be) changed. If we reverse the spatial relation between the 'changed' and the 'pre-rupted', the linearity of the action becoming thought is interrupted via metonymy by intermitted spaces in Time. This metonymy is what alerts change of its changing whilst remaining pure to the origin and end at all moments of rupting. In other words, if we 'freeze frame' a change through (and acting in) Time, what we comprehend is space in relation to what is and what will be. The metonymized object.

ArtCity & Peepshow International

Lebbeus Woods and Alberto Pérez-Gómez and others

Competition Type

The prize is the final stage of the study: Actualizing it. The winner(s) will be flown to Calgary to participate in a 'LIVE' architectural workshop manifesting their metonymized object (or derivitave of) onto the site at a human scale. They will work together with a special guest and volunteers to create a 'LIVE' architectural object for the duration of ArtCity's festival which occurs in the second week of September 2007. The winning entry will receive a trip to Calgary (airfare, hotel) and $1500 CDN. Local winner(s) will recieve $3000 CDN. The winning submission and 'LIVE' architectural workshop will be published.

Entry Fee
CDN $30

2 drawings/panels as separate PDF's

July 23rd Submission deadline
Aug 6th Winner(s) contacted and arrangements made
Sept 7th Winner(s) flown in, design charette, ArtCity's opening night gala party
Sept 8-9th 'Live' architectural workshop, Special Guest lecture
Sept 9th Winner(s) flown out
Sept 16th End of ArtCity Festival

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